More pressure now on all MNOs to improve their spectrum utilization and resource efficiency to the maximum to cover all upcoming use cases that need different QoS and requirements.
One of the most promising solutions is to shut down the legacy network technologies 2G and/or 3G to utilize their spectrum towards 4G or/and 5G.
As per the latest report from GSA (Global mobile Suppliers Association), they identified that 59% of switch-offs stated their upgrade technology to be both 4G and 5G which means more focus on IMS investment and VoLTE deployment as well.
I expect more shutdowns will come during 2024 and 2025.
I wrote before article entitled When should MNOs shut down their 2G and 3G Networks?
Also, I wrote that 3G Shutdown is a MUST step for all MNOs!